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Phalaenopsis pulchra

Phal. pulchra

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Phalaenopsis
Species: Phal. pulchra
Alliance:
Binomial name
Phalaenopsis pulchra
(Rchb. f.) H.R. Sweet 1968


Phalaenopsis pulchra is an species in the genus Phalaenopsis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with several 5-6 cm flowers. Plant sometimes produces long inflorescences to produce keikis instead of flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on mountain slopes in the Philippines at elevations of 100 to 650 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in cool to intermeidiate temperatures. Pot in medium fir bark and keep in partial shade. Water about once a week. Keep plant fairly moist but not wet.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Phalaenopsis pulchra Phalaenopsis pulchra variant Sepals and petals are pink. Lip is pink

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Beautiful flowered Phalaenopsis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana var. pulchra Rchb. f. 1875
  2. Phalaenopsis luedemmannia var purpurea Ames & Quis. 1932
  3. Polychilos pulchra (Rchb. f.) Shim 1982

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